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Diesel Toyota Tundra

Here#8217;s the latest info on the version of the Toyota Tundra :

we talk about a #8220;diesel we are speaking about two different

One is a half-ton Tundra (the model) with a diesel This is the #8220;light-duty diesel.#8221;

The is a Heavy Duty (HD) with a much larger engine. This is the HD diesel

As of September, 2013, here is things stand:

1. Originally, planned to release a diesel of the half-ton Tundra in 2009 as a model. However, a slow-down in the market in 2008 caused to delay the Tundra diesel .

2. The slow-down in the truck market in also caused Toyota to the Heavy Duty Tundra originally planned for 2011 or and now delayed indefinitely.

3. Toyota sources have to us that a light duty Tundra will not be considered the 2016 or 2018 model (if at all).

4. News of co-operation Toyota and Ford to design a F150 / hybrid Toyota  has cast further on the likelihood of a diesel Tundra #8211; hybrid powertrains are expensive to develop, and Toyota has funds to invest in Tundra RD.

5. pickup truck fuel and emissions regulations further the likelihood of Toyota selling a Tundra, mostly because the rules make it very, difficult for diesels to pass a test without thousands of of expensive equipment.

Here#8217;s a chronology of events:

2006 #8211; At a dealer in San Antonio, Toyota tells that the next-generation Tundra be offered in a 3/4 ton (HD) version. also tells dealers to a diesel version of the truck .

2007 #8211; Toyota VP Okamoto indicates that the will be the first US vehicle offers to receive a diesel (link ). We predict a diesel featuring the 4.5L Australian is likely.

October, 2007 Toyota debuts a dually of the Tundra (shown below) a 8.1L HINO diesel at Rumors of both a Heavy (HD) diesel Tundra and a duty diesel Tundra

Tundra Diesel Dually at 2007 SEMA show.

2007 #8211; Based on from Toyota execs, the of evidence, and comments from we predict that Toyota release a light-duty diesel in Sadly, we were mistaken. )

January, 2008 #8211; Jim at the time President of Sales for USA, announces that will not build a hybrid Instead, they will on building an efficient diesel of the Tundra. (link ) This confirms the likelihood of a light diesel Tundra.

May, #8211; Edmunds.com reports Toyota will release the diesel Tundra in 2009 as a model, echoing our earlier (link ). Edmunds.com further the diesel will be an Americanized of Toyota#8217;s 4.5L diesel in use in Australia.

4.5L Toyota Diesel

2008 #8211; Facing sales, Toyota consolidates all production in San Antonio. As a result, we the HD Tundra is tabled indefinitely. )

September, 2008 #8211; In a about-face, Toyota indefinitely the light duty 4.5L diesel. We are stunned (and (link )

November, 2008 Despite the fact that does not have any plans to an HD Tundra at any point in the immediate Toyota continues to show off the Tundra concept truck.

2008 #8211; A general of the North American automotive triggers a massive decline in truck sales. Ford, GM, and Toyota all back off of plans to out new features, etc. until market recovers.

August, 2009 #8211; automaker Mahindra promises to selling a mid-sized pickup a diesel engine, and industry seems to build towards diesel trucks (link ).

2009 #8211; At Texas Fair, Toyota executives that a diesel version of the is at least 3 years away.

2010 #8211; While an interview to the Wall Street . a Toyota executive confirms the 2014 Tundra is under However, there is no mention of a powertrain. (link )

July #8211; In an interview with News . a senior Toyota explains that Toyota has investing in the Tundra until volumes meet the initial set when Toyota redesigned the in 2007. (link )

August 2011 #8211; of future products from GM, Ram, and Toyota begin to However, sources continue to TundraHeadquarters that there are no for diesel Tundra. (link )

2012 #8211; As news to pour in on the upcoming 2014 Toyota sources offer no of diesel Tundra.

September #8211; An Edmunds.com reporter got a executive to say that they are at a Cummins diesel engine. follows news that will offer one in a new Titan. the buzz has grown, there is to suggest this will happen.

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